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Miss Julia (with the author's preface); The Stronger.
London: Duckworth & Co.,, 1912. Translated from the Swedish, with an introduction by Edwin Björkman. Authorised edition. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookplate of Reginald H. Walpole to pastedown and Ralegh Orme Hancock to front free endpaper. Spine slightly faded and bumped at ends, some very light foxing. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, spine panel lightly faded and very slightly chipped at ends. First UK edition. Both plays demonstrate August Strindberg's (1849–1912) bold and controversial theatrical style. Miss Julia, first written in 1888 and first performed in 1906, is perhaps the most notable example of Stringberg's naturalism. His preface to the work states that he deliberately sought to write a play in tune with modern times, and defends his naturalist approach. The Stronger, which premiered in 1889, is Strindberg's shortest play and involves just two women, one of which does not speak for the entire performance. The translator, Edwin Björkman (1866–1951) was one of the leading translators of Nordic literature into English in the early 20th century. The book was printed in America the same year, with the UK edition produced from the American stereotypes. It is very scarce in the dust jacket.
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